Multi-billion Baxter Int. outsources logistics to Jan de Rijk

By Freddie Pierce
Multi-billion dollar healthcare company Baxter international has outsourced the logistics of its complete patient home deliveries to Netherlands-based...

Multi-billion dollar healthcare company Baxter international has outsourced the logistics of its complete patient home deliveries to Netherlands-based Jan de Rijk Logistics.

As of January 1, Jan de Rijk Logistics has taken over the overall logistics of Baxter’s patient home deliveries. With this transaction the Dutch company has taken over all involved Baxter’s transport units and the logistics personnel.

Deborah Brady, Managing Directorof Baxter Netherlands, said: “We made this decision as Baxter wants to secure a long term solution for the home delivery of our dialysis products in which quality and continuity of service is guaranteed.

“As it concerns a delicate process for both patients and Baxter personnel we have carefully performed our due diligence procedure in finding the ideal logistics service provider. We have chosen Jan de Rijk Logistics due to our existing long lasting partnership, where quality and efficiency of the deliveries of our products to patients at home will continue to be guaranteed.”

Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that benefit sufferers of hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter had 2012 sales of $14.2 billion and has approximately 50,800 employees.

This contract therefore, represents another coup for Jan de Rijk, which recently joined forces with China Cargo Airlines in transportingshipments by train instead of over the road. The leading provider oftransportation and distribution services operates a fleet of 550 vehicles across Europe and offers warehousing and intermodal services and retail distribution. It has 25 offices in 15 countries and employs more than 1,000 staff in Europe.

Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics notes: “The pharmaceutical industry is growing and subject to less seasonality than other commodities. Therefore we want to continue to develop our activities in the healthcare logistics.

“The patient home deliveries of such a recognized high quality brand as Baxter will put us in position to further expand home deliveries for more health care products where we can offer a higher quality of service in a more cost efficient way.”

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